How Authors Can Write Effective Facebook Status Updates That Will Increase Sharing

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Sound the alarms! Alert the press! You have a new article on your blog and it is not to be missed!

If you are an author and you are on Facebook, you have likely seen those posts that say, “I just got my book. Please buy it! Here is the link.” What about those that ask, “Please visit my web page and let me know what you think!” (Which means, “Compliments please! No criticisms.”)

Or we see the status updates that say, “I have a new article here, I hope you will read it.” What about, “I just did a podcast interview. It is only 47 minutes long and I know you won’t want to miss it.”

How do you know I won’t want to miss it? I think. I am sorry, but that is exactly what I am going to do.”

Everyone is busy!

We all want to support each other, but that doesn’t mean you have to sell in your posts. Instead you can write effective Facebook status updates that will build a relationship by helping others. Selling books and trying to build that platform all the publishers and agents want us to have is a hard job. But each of us are also trying to figure out how to juggle it all, right?

Sadly, we just don’t have time to write reviews, vote, comment, and promote the hundreds of the members web sites, books, events, interviews and more–even when we believe in what they are doing.

We want to be able to help others

We do want to point the people we serve in the right direction, however, and that means referring those we serve to other people we trust; to a good book we think could be life-changing; to a web site we know where they will be encouraged.

We want to tell the people we serve that we have just the place or just the resource that will help them through this specific place they are in, and we can take comfort in knowing they won’t get lost in the shuffle.

But why would I refer those I serve to other people, not my own books?

What about my own book? you may ask! Well, does it meet their needs? It may. . . but they may be looking for something in addition to it. For example, my organization, Rest Ministries serves people who live with chronic illness. But I also receive emails from people with chronic illness or chronic pain who are going through a rough divorce, have kids with behavioral issues, have a parent with Alzheimer’s Disease. I know they need more than what I can offer them. And I love to be able to narrow down the thousands of books on Amazon to one or two that I know will meet their needs because I know the author personally!

Try to avoid asking for favors if the other person has nothing to benefit from it

gift How Authors Can Write Effective Facebook Status Updates That Will Increase SharingWhen you are posting status updates in an author’s group, it can be tempting to think, “Well, we are here to support each other, so I need people to go vote for my web site for this contest, because then I will rank higher and sell tons of books and I will eventually return the favor when I have more time.”

We all love a party and with that party comes gifts and favors, right? But do your best to resist the urge to ask for a flat-out favor more than twice a year in your writers group. Like “vote for me to win this category!”

When you start typing out a status update about your latest article you just wrote, the web site updates you slaved over all weekend, or a radio show you are going to be on in thirty minutes, stop and ask yourself, “What is in it for them?” Then write your message with what would interest you if you were them. People constantly are saying they want to have the best Facebook status message, or the funniest Facebook status, but in the end, I see authors who are rushed and they just slap up a generic message with little emotion, except for pleading and desperation.

“Pleeeease come to my site and vote today! I really want to win this bad! You will be making a difference in my life!” I sense desperation and I just click away, because, honestly, there will be a few people a day that ask me to do this, and then someone will question why I did it for one person and not for another. Now, I do vote. When someone is a friend or a peer who I know well and respect their work a great deal, it is worth it to me to see their outreach grow. I have also been the recipient of some awards because people took time to help me and I am very grateful. But, I really don’t have a lot of time online, and I want to invest it into people who understand what to write (and not write!) as their Facebook status messages. Pleading for votes for a different contest every couple of weeks won’t get my attention.

Make your Facebook status update stand out with specifics

What is the message you have and who is it important for? It only takes a few extra minutes for authors to write effective Facebook status updates that will increase sharing of their posts, as well as build relationships with peers online.

For example, if you are talking about parenting styles and how we have to learn both our personality style and that of our child to most effectively make wise parenting decisions, you may be tempted to write, “I will be on the radio today talking about parenting styles. I’d love it if you’d take a break and listen in!” Don’t.

Because what most of us think is, “That’s nice for her. But I don’t have time to finish my own work, much less listen to hers. Oh, well. I am sure she will do fine.”

Instead, tell us who would most benefit from this program. For example:

“If you serve people who are struggling with their kids who won’t get dressed in the morning, kiddos who won’t eat their lunch, and children who won’t go to bed at night, they will gains some new parenting tools they may not have ever heard of before! In my podcast interview today, parents will quickly understand how personality styles can impact how well a child listens to his or her mom and dad. If they miss it, it will be archived later.”

See how that sounds more interesting? Will everyone now tune in? No. Will it not apply to some people? Of course. But will other authors think, “Oh, that describes some of the people I serve. This could be a handy resource for them”? Sure. And you have made it easy for them to click “share” and edit it just a bit so it sounds appealing for their audience.

Would that have shared your message that said, “I will be on the radio today talking about parenting styles. I’d love it if you’d take a break and listen in!”? It’s unlikely.

Make it easy for people to help you

mouse How Authors Can Write Effective Facebook Status Updates That Will Increase SharingBy simply telling your colleagues what is in it for them, you will save them time, they will recognize you as a certain type of expert, and you are giving them quality descriptions they can easily pass along. For example, future posts could say, “If you serve people who are frustrated parents then you will be interested in . . .” or “If you outreach to teens who are dealing with depression, you should know about my . . .”  These are examples of effective Facebook status updates that will increase sharing online.

You will be reaffirming your expertise in your niche

This is also a great way to not just self-promote but narrow down the different areas of your expertise and make sure those who have callings that overlap with your own to know about it. If you cannot come up with who may specifically be interested in your article, perhaps you should go back and rewrite it for a better niche market (which will improve your Google rankings too!)

Whenever you write, “People who ___ would be interested in this because ___” you are telling people what you do and who you serve. If you are a parenting expert, for example, you will never run out of material! Beside parenting, you can go into issues with adult children, adoption and foster children, children with special needs, children with chronically ill parents, and the list goes on. An article on conflict resolution can be rewritten and adapted dozens of times for all sorts of scenarios, and each of these can be made into a status update that describes, “If you are a parent who ___ .”

Say thanks

As we participate in writers groups, it can become easy for us to get so focused on our own marketing steps, we forget to say thank you. As a writer, you know how easily time can get sucked away when you are sitting on the computer, especially if you are able to access the internet. When colleagues take time away from their own work, to support you, say thank you.

Tell them how much you appreciate it. Go to his or her website and see what you could do to help out. Can you comment on a few blog posts, let them know you visited and found it hard to maneuver around their shop, tell them you loved the clip art they chose, introduce them to someone on LinkedIn.

Little things mean a lot and they will remember that you took the time to offer some encouragement back to them.

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Lisa is the woman behind the screen who enjoys sharing marketing tips that she has learned along the way as an author, speaker, and director of a nonprofit organization. She has lived with rheumatoid arthritis nearly two decades and is a wife and mom.

 How Authors Can Write Effective Facebook Status Updates That Will Increase Sharing

Make Life Easier Tip: Learning Internet Marketing Terms

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cordless mouse Make Life Easier Tip: Learning Internet Marketing TermsWhile you are wandering around the internet participating in social networking groups, reading about ideas for marketing on the internet and discussing marketing opportunities with other groups of authors, you may hear a lot of terms that you aren’t familiar with. Don’t despair.

Most authors who are just becoming familiar with the internet gradually learn the terms and acronyms as they are necessary to their work.

You’ll never be able to keep up with everything, but knowing a few basics will help you market your book better. You may even be able to help a few fellow author friends when they are saying, “What on earth is a blog and why do I want one?”

Plus, you may be aware of many icons (little tiny pictures) on the Internet, but not know what they are called. So how you can you figure out how to make one, if you don’t even know what it’s called? For example, if you are on a WordPress blog that is hosted by WordPress if you look in the URL address bar you will see a little “W” with a circle around it. This is the “favicon” of WordPress and you can make your own. (See favicon.com to make one for your own web site!)

Here are some other terms you may want to become familiar with. If you click on it, you’ll be taken to the web site.

For example, here are a few acronyms:

  • AJ – Ask Jeeves
  • AOL – America Online
  • ASP – Application Service Provider
  • AV – AltaVista
  • B2B – Business to Business
  • B2C – Business to Consumer
  • CPA – Cost Per Action
  • CPC – Cost Per Click
  • CPS – Cost Per Sale
  • CTR – Click-Through Rate

Find all kinds of definitions here: http://www.marketingterms.com

Internet Marketing Dictionary: http://www.marketingterms.com/dictionary/

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How Important Are Titles in Our Content Online?

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newspaper titles so important How Important Are Titles in Our Content Online?When I was the editor of a magazine, I received a wide range of articles with titles that were very undescriptive, depressing, and even unsettling. It is expected that every editor will change titles of material and one of the keys to becoming a welcomed writer at any magazine is to send in submissions with titles that could actually be used.

In fact, as the editor of a magazine, in my guidelines are described them of our needs as “Look at the cover of Good Housekeeping and study the titles. Then write articles that reflect these topics in addition to adding on the terms chronic illness and Christian faith. This will help you understand the type of articles we are looking for.”

I recently tried to explain to a couple of writers who contribute to one of my websites that I was occasionally updating titles of the content. This was for a few different reasons:

1. The title is the most descriptive part of the message and if it is not appealing or interesting people will not click on it, and therefore it never even have the opportunity to be read.

2. Many of the titles of articles people were submitting were the same or very similar. For example, if 3 people send you articles with titles like, “Getting Through The Baby Blues”; “Dealing With The Baby Blues” and “Coping With The Baby Blues” –even if all of the articles are different in conquering the challenge of baby blues– will your readers know this? No. They will think you are just reposting the same content and updating the title (as many publishers do read books that they re-release with new titles)

3. On the Internet everything comes down to best describing your content so that it can be found by those who are searching for it. Rather than having a title that says “Waiting to Adopt” one should have the title of the blog posts be “Getting Past The Discouraging Moments Of Waiting to Adopt from China.” This is of course, assuming that the blog post is actually about getting past the discouraging moments while waiting to adopt from China.

I recently read in an article, “5 Tips for Writing Effective Web Content” by a nonprofit organization, “Titles are the very first things people read in their email subject line, RSS reader and Twitter or Facebook feed. You could argue that this is the single most important part of any content you produce because without a great title people won’t click (and the all mighty click is what you’re after, right?).”

And Copy Blogger writes in “How to Write Magnetic Headlines”

“On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the power of your title, and why it so highly determines the effectiveness of the entire piece.” They have an excellent 11-part series that gives some specific guidance that will increase your ability to write better headlines in just hours.

I have also found that by focusing on a quality title I am forced to be more specific in my writing and that it sometimes takes me in a new direction and creates a topic that I had not previously planned on writing about. There are times when I have a title and I start writing the article and soon it turns into three or four different articles.

Some publishing houses now go to the extent to buy Google Ad words. They create 2 to 5 different ads and have the title of each ad be a possible title of one book that they are going to publish. In just a few hours or perhaps a couple of weeks, a publisher can do inexpensive research and find out which title is the best possible one to use on the book.

I was taught as a speaker many years ago from Florence Littauer at CLASS that the best way to find not only what is trending but also how to write great headlines is to pause at the grocery store checkout line and examine those “magazines” that we are often too embarrassed to buy even if we find the headline enticing. There is a reason that everything from the National Enquirer to People magazine sell each week even when the content itself is poorly written or even false. It’s those titles!

I would love to hear your comments about how you have improved your writing of titles for blog posts, or perhaps how you chose the title of your book.

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Building ECommerce Web Site – 3 Myths

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It’s good to know how to build your website before you tackle such a big job. Especially building eCommerce web site. If you plan to sell your products or service, don’t call your webmaster until you know these myths.

1. Building a professional website is easy.

You may think you can just buy a program or a book and it’s doable quickly. Maybe learning HTML is easy, but you’ll need to know a lot beyond that. For example, will you need a shopping cart functionality, and for interactive Web 2.0 you might need PHP, Javascript, ASP.net or other types of scripts. Building a website is deceptively complex and requires a variety of skill sets, from HTML savvy to good artistic taste.

You may want to think about hiring a web design professional. Building an ecommerce website from scratch is time consuming and expensive, because it takes countless hours of high level skills including your web copywriting and optimizing with low competition long tailed key words. You may want to first consider a web writing coach who knows key word optimization. Then, contact a web designer who knows web marketing such as article marketing, social networking, and optimization.

2. Making your website colorful, full of pictures is all important.

It’s far more important to plan your site first. Know the first, second and third most important thing you want to sell and then, write a low competition long tailed key word headline in each product or service sales letter.

Your landing page takes some pre-thought too. What can you give your potential clients to get them to your sales copy? Usually a free report or white paper will pull them if they need the skills.

3. The more products, the higher the income stream.

Remember, it takes time and many email promotions to keep leads coming to your sales funnel. Create only the products you have time to market. We figured out my three best sellers and concentrate on those. Opt-in lists to collect leads for skills categories of book writing and publishing, free article marketing, and Website marketing with great optimized copy. If building eCommerce website, decide what makes you the most money, and what you enjoy doing for your service. It’s always best to have a niche. Go with just the few tailored offerings that brand you.

Remember you want your company to stand out from the crowd, so determine your niche and stick with it. Make your web site reflect you and your solutions to help your targeted audience.

Judy Cullins helps businesses create and sell more products and services and raise your traffic Get more information at Judy Cullins’ web site .
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Spreading The Word About Your New Book

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My new book “How to Start a Chronic Illness Small Group Ministry” is now completed and published.  I had a speaking engagement in April and a box of the books literally arrived at 6:45 or so the night before I was speaking and exhibiting.

So now I am back in the mode of marketing a book. . . one that is new–and in my opinion, needed. It is, however, needed only by a certain group of people. For the audience I serve with my ministry, Rest Ministries, I am it will meet a great need. I addressed 10 years worth of emails and questions I’ve received from people eager to start  a chronic illness small group or support group in their church or community.

It’s not a book that will be on the shelves at Borders. And that is okay.

I self-published the book under Rest Ministries Publishers. The books I have written over the years keep my organization financial afloat. The benefit is there is no “middle man” and my ministry financially benefits.

I’ve already began to receive questions about the book, the printer, t0 the cover design and marketing, so the next few months as I check things off my “marketing to do list” (which I have put together after my umpteenth time of reading John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Book) I will do my best to keep a running list here of what I have done to market my book.

I hope it is helpful, and I am always eager to hear from you in the comments section about your own experiences, resources, etc.

Warmly,

Lisa

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More Marketing Resources

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In the world of all these social networks I can hardly keep up with what is the best information to share and what is not worth your time.

But I have found Tony Eldridge’s web site Marketing for Authors to be very helpful and I am sure you will find lots of tips here.

One post in particular that has some great resources is Marketing Tips Around The Net

Here we go with another quick trip around the net with some great marketing tips from others who know their stuff. Bookmark ‘em, file ‘em, or just come back here often to look ‘em up when you need them. And if you leave a comment, tell them that your friend Tony Eldridge over at Marketing Tips For Authors sent you by to say “Hey.”   >read more

Lisa

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Everything You’d Ever Need for Twitter

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I am a twitter novice and learning to find the balance between being interesting, being honest and also using it as a marketing tool. But this week John Kremer (book marketing EXPERT) struck again by providing us with a wealth of resources for everything you’d ever want for Twitter.

Posting in advance, tweeting your blog, social networks for Twitter, and a list of media outlets that twitter (good to know!)

I’m going to work my way through all of these applications and decide what I really need to use first, but can’t wait to start. Let me know how you use Twitter, specifically to get people to your site or to sell more books.

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Snaz Up Your Book Display

Whether you are having a table at the back of the room while speaking, doing a book signing, or trying to get stores to carry your book up on their counter, good display items can make the difference between a “yes” and a “no.” Both the store owner’s response and also the buyer.

We’ve all been to the typical office supply stores and have seen the acrylic stands where you stick a brochure in. But did you know there are hundreds of possibilities for snazzier displays? One of my favorite companies I use is Beemak Plastics, Inc. at www.bemake.com  .I don’t make any money from telling you their name, I just like them. As you look through their web site or flip through the paper catalog, it wil start the brainstorming process.

What would you like to announce to anyone who is glancing at your book?

  • Maybe a favorite quote?
  • A special on the sale price?
  • You are a local author?
  • A percentage of the sales goes to support a charity?
  • A suggestion of people who your book would be a great gift idea?
  • What about a flyer with a tips sheet on the topic of your book?
  • Maybe your book on CD?
  • Or even a box where people can drop their business cards to win a free prize?

Appearance can make all the difference, so don’t forget to take the time to think beyond the book itself so you can present it in the best way possible. And nothing against your local supply store, but a plastic stand really doesn’t have to cost $8. With the money you will save ordering from a specialty store, you can buy book holders for all the shops in town who want to promote your book on their countertop!

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Lisa and Joel Copen have a variety of experience in founding a nonprofit that receieves over 80,000 visitors per month, music and sound editing, web design, and book marketing and publishing. They look forward to your ideas to make the series of ebooks on book promotion a practical tool to help you sell more books!

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The Who, What, Where, and Why of Christian Book Promotion & Marketing

Today’s article is a by a special guest,  Athena Dean, founder of WinePress Publishing and three-time self-published author.

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The Who, What, Where, and Why of Christian Book Promotion & Marketing
By Athena Dean

So, do you think every Christian needs to read your book? If you do, let us stop for a moment and get real. If you think your book is going to end up in WalMart, on Oprah, and on the NY Times Bestseller List…really, I hate to rain on your parade, but you really are setting yourself up for a lot of disappointment. It will help from the start to have realistic expectations and recognize clearly who your real market is. You must ask your self these defining questions…who, what and where? Then you must prove the why.

If you cannot narrow down your who into a specific people group, the narrower the better, the more difficult you will find marketing and promoting your book.

WHO?

If your who is all Christian, all women, all men, or all teens, then we’ve got a problem. Your goal should be to target your message to a more specific people group, like:

  • New moms
  • Single moms
  • People in sales
  • Military wives
  • Cancer survivors
  • Homeschoolers
  • Christian writers
  • Teachers
  • The grieving
  • Bereavement counselors
  • Child abuse survivors
  • Teens struggling with addictions
  • Women struggling with eating disorders
  • Christian counselors
  • Runners or hikers
  • Pastors or church leaders
  • Wives of veterans
  • Parents of terminally ill children
  • Caregivers
  • Senior citizens
  • Stay at home moms
  • Dog lovers
  • Cat lovers
  • And so on

The more clearly you can define your market, the easier it will be to find ways to advertise and promote to them.

If you are a fiction writer, make sure you include an issue in your story. Do not just have your main character become a Christian, but create someone struggling with abortion, infertility, domestic violence, infidelity, prodigal children, AIDS, homosexuality, etc. This will help you niche market your fiction title much easier since there are many support groups in the church and secular world reaching out to those dealing with issues, giving you a greater potential reading audience, again, because it is targeted.

WHAT?

Once you’ve determined the who and hopefully narrowed down your market to a niche group of potential readers, it is time to take a look at the what:

  • What magazines or newsletters or newspapers or catalogs might they read?
  • What radio stations do they listen to?
  • What TV shows do they watch?
  • What websites do they visit?
  • What keywords are they typing into an internet search engine?
  • What blogs do they read?

These days you see magazines, catalogs, websites and newsletters targeted for specific people groups. Many support groups have newsletters to keep in touch with their membership and typically the cost to advertise is low. Also, the chances of getting your book reviewed are much better in this type of publication than in a huge, well known publication…especially if your book offers great benefit to their readers.

All too often, authors gravitate towards the well known, full color, slick magazines like Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Charisma and the like. But beware…to advertise in these publications is not only extremely expensive, but typically very unproductive because the audience is so broad. You could easily spend thousands of dollars and get about as much return as flushing your money down the toilet would!

Take a few moments and come up with a list of keywords that relate to your topic. Then go to a few different search engines (http://www.google.com; http://www.dogpile.com; etc.) and type in each one of the keywords on your list. You will be amazed at all the resources you will find on the internet…and many of them are looking for important books like yours to add to their list of links and recommended reading.

The essential opportunities to look for are resources that are focused on meeting the needs of your particular people group. Whether it is a daily or weekly radio or TV show, a catalog, or newsletter, or an e-zine, blog or website, do some research to see what you can find that is dedicated to your prospective readers. Those are the kinds of websites, publications and media resources that you will want to prayerfully add to your marketing plan.

WHERE?

So where are you going to find these prospective buyers? Another reason to get as specific as possible is that you will find that the more specific the people group is, the easier it will be to find events and happenings where they might gather. Whether it’s in cyberspace, or in your physical locale, people who share similar interests or challenges tend to gather on a regular basis. This is good news for you if your book is a resource that will meet their needs.

Online

  • Message boards
  • Forums
  • Chat groups
  • Opt-in newsletters
  • Targeted websites
  • Blogs
  • E-Zines
  • Social networks (myspace.com; facebook.com, etc.)
  • Teleclasses
  • Web Conferences

Offline

  • Support groups
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Bible Studies
  • Book Clubs
  • Conventions (annual, regional, etc.)
  • Civic groups
  • Churches
  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Christian workers conferences
  • Christian Education conventions
  • Street Fairs / Festivals

You’ve zeroed in on your niche market, but now begs the question…why should anyone buy your book? What do you have to offer them?

At this point the best thing you could do is get some valuable feedback. Get a group of your supporters together for a creative inspiration session. Brainstorm a list of places where you can find those who need to hear your message. While you’re at it, ask your focus group these important questions:

  • What does your book offer?
  • What problem does it help the reader solve?

Spend some additional time listing all the benefits of the message and then take a break. After a snack, come back together and go over the list, highlighting the most compelling and exciting benefits. These are the ones you will want to use in your sales copy in advertising, back cover copy, and a short description for a catalog.

WHY?

The truth is, people are selfish. That’s our sinful nature and there’s no getting around it…that said, most don’t really care why you wrote your book, what they really want to know is what is in it for them. Why should they take the time to read what you have to say?

Hopefully you’ve already gone before the Lord to make sure your message is His message, getting rid of anything that draws attention to yourself and embellishing whatever glorifies the Lord. With that done, you need to clearly and articulately encapsulate the benefit your book offers your reader.

If you cannot come up with sales copy of less than 40 words, then you might be in trouble. Let’s face it, people are busy. If you meet someone in an elevator; you don’t have 15 minutes to tell them about your book…you need a sound byte…a “bottom line” describing the problem that exists and the solution you offer.

You should be able to share your sales copy (or “elevator speech”) one on one in 30 seconds or less. You’ve got to be able to communicate what’s in it for the reader and be ready to expound on that as the opportunity arises. Just make sure your copy sounds natural when you say it…if it is too flowery or technical it will sound canned. It needs to be natural yet compelling to those who hear it without so many words that your listener gets lost.

As you consider the troubles you help others conquer, as a Christian writer, you are able to offer a real and enduring solution for the trials of this life. It is true that the solution is surrendering ones life fully to Jesus and becoming a disciple whose only goal is to do His will, but that does not necessarily mean that the Lord is going to solve all of our problems and we will never have to suffer.

Readers are tired of trite, superficial answers to the challenges of this life. We must, as Christian writers, give them an opportunity to go deeper and experience true life by the power of the Holy Spirit as the only solution to the issues they face.

So what are you helping your reader to overcome? Depression? Loneliness? Abuse? Unforgiveness? Anger? Betrayal or infidelity? Fear of the future? Grief over the loss of a loved one? Make sure you use this information in the back cover copy and all advertising and sales material so that your potential readers will relate based on their felt needs and see that you may have some answers for them.

In conclusion, by clearly determining who your market is, what type of media they prefer, where they congregate with others, and why they should buy your book, you have the basics that you’ll need for success. Now you can create and launch a successful marketing campaign to get your message into the hands of those who need to read it.

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Athena Dean, founder of WinePress Publishing and three-time self-published author, has coached hundreds of authors through the daunting task of book production and promotion. Over the last 17 years she has helped bring the degree of credibility for self-published works up to the high level of acceptance in the industry it enjoys today. Athena functions as Acquisitions Manager for WinePress Publishing Group http://www.winepressgroup.com and is currently the President of the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association http://www.nwchristianwriters.org Check out her You Can Do It – Promote and Market Your Self Published Book Blog at http://athenadean.authorweblog.com

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Squidoo Lens for Your "Best Ever"

What do you have that is the “best ever” that is related to your book or web site? Head on over to Squidoo and quickly create a “lens” to let the world know at The Ever Project: at http://www.squidoo.com/ever/hq .

This project allows you to create your best ever collection on any subject. You could do the best recipe books ever, best quotes ever, best authors ever. I created a lens on the best Adoption Scrapbook Album ever (which happens to be my book…)

Squidoo continues to have a very high page rank for Google, so your book’s information may just pop up on top of Google from a Squidoo site when it doesn’t elsewhere, so it’s definately worth the 30 minutes or so it takes to set up.

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Lisa and Joel Copen have a variety of experience in founding a nonprofit that receieves over 80,000 visitors per month, music and sound editing, web design, and book marketing and publishing. They look forward to your ideas to make the series of ebooks on book promotion a practical tool to help you sell more books!

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